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The Well of Life

in front of the Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb, Croatia
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in front of the Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a beautiful sculpture right in front of the National Theater. Do not miss as you walk by. Very beautifully made.

Thank Juliana S
Reviewed 4 days ago

situated in front of the national theater this piece of art is a must to see point. very interesting and artistic work.

Thank Eitan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must be seen and rememberes as Mestrovic's masterpieces are so special and strong that you cannot avoid them, Mestrovic's Galery on the Upper town is second location where visitor should go if interested in Mestrovic's work and art

Thank 55Jasmin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sculpture has a is fascinating history and story and is located in front of the Croatian National theatre

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 24 May 2017

You'll come across this monument if you are visiting the National Theatre, although it's quite well hidden. Worth stopping to see if you're in the area, but not worth seeking out for it's own sake.

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The sculpture of the fountain itself is beautiful, set within a small modernist circular theatre. It makes for a nice contemporary counterpoint to the baroque architecture of the National Theatre behind it. The area was also a great gathering point for theatre-goers, especially the younger...More

Thank IshDewyn
Reviewed 18 April 2017

As I understood, this supposed to be a fountain. All the fauntains in the city were operating, just not his one. But, a lot of artists were painting around, so it was interesting. It is hidden in fron of HNK.

Thank MetalMind
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The author is Ivan Meštrović, the greatest croatian sculpturer. The well is aurrounded by benches (steps) at the great square - between National theatre (opera) and headquoters of Zagreb's university).

Thank marijansesvete
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Place is not the best for this Well of Life. Stone square with several busy streets and huge building of the Theatre are too large. Expressionism of Meštrović needs special care to keep all the fine details of the sculpture. Pity.

Thank Miha P
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Ivan Meštrović was part of circle of Croatian artists which was part of Vienna Secession or Art nouveau movement. As young student he went from Dalmatia to Vienna in 1900. and was in a circle of artists as Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffmann etc....More

Thank barbara b
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